Eroded mudbrick walls of Area 11 (Monk cells) in the foreground with the monastic church in the distance along the shoreline.


Significant amounts of salt have appeared in Area 11 after the excavation area was covered with water during the Spring of 2004.



Goats and sheep tracks in the soft mud of Area 11.



Eroded mudbrick walls of Area 11 in the foreground and the main tell with benchmark in the distance.





Area 11 in the foreground and the main tell with benchmark in the distance.





It was surprising that very few pottery sherds and no bone fragments were visible in the eroded Area 11 excavation squares. This very significant portion of the site (including the martyr burials) would appear as very non-significant based upon what had washed out during the Spring of 2004.


Photographic credit: Professor Michael Fuller, SLCC-MC
Last updated 27 February 2005.
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